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Mexican president out of hospital after surgery

Saturday - 8/3/2013, 2:56pm  ET

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2012 file photo, Mexico's newly sworn-in President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledges applause after delivering his inaugural speech at the National Palace in Mexico City. A top aide says the Wednesday, July 31, 2013 surgery on the Mexican leader to remove a thyroid nodule went smoothly and exactly as planned. Chief-of-Staff Aurelio Nuno says Pena Nieto is awake and has returned to his room in the Central Military Hospital. (AP Photo/Christian Palma, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has been released from a military hospital three days after undergoing surgery to remove a thyroid nodule.

The president issued a brief statement as he left Mexico City's Central Military Hospital on Saturday, saying he feels "very well."

The 47-year-old Pena Nieto says he will continue to rest over the weekend at the presidential residence, though he also will have some private meetings. He says he'll be back to a full schedule next week.

Doctors say they found no evidence of malignancy in the nodule removed on Wednesday.

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